If your Smoky Mountains visit takes you near Sevierville, Tennessee, and you want to add a little speed to your road trip, you should pay a visit to the NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains.
The park features 22 family-friendly attractions, including eight go-kart tracks, two mini golf courses, a three-story indoor rock climbing wall, an arcade and thrill rides. Go-kart tracks include the Smoky Mountains Speedway, where drivers operate a 3/8 scale version of an actual Sprint Cup car. The Intimidator is a challenging track named after Dale Earnhardt. Other tracks such as The Competitor and Slidewayz allow a passenger to accompany the driver on the challenging course.
Most of the go-kart tracks have height restrictions, both for drivers and passengers. The minimum height for driving on any of the courses is 40”, with minimum heights between 54” and 60” for the adult courses. The Smoky Mountains Speedway track requires a valid drivers’ license to participate. SpeedPark hours vary throughout the year, usually opening between 9AM and 11AM depending on the season. Check their web page for park hours and tickets. In case of inclement weather, the tracks may be closed, and a rain check may be issued.